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Cat Diarrhea

…biopsies, and exploratory surgery. The first thing a veterinarian will do is take a complete medical history of the feline patient and then conduct a thorough physical exam. Next, one or more of the above tests may be performed. Fecal studies can include fecal smears and fecal floats, and these tests allow a veterinarian to look for the presence of harmful bacteria or worms in the cats stools. Blood tests serve a similar purpose, potentially…

Dog Diarrhea

…to dehydration which can have serious health consequences of its own. Even in cases of acute, short-lived diarrhea there are warning signs that you can look out for in order to determine the seriousness of the situation. For example, if you observe blood in your dogs stool, this is very likely cause for concern. In addition, if your dog has a fever or is suffering from abdominal pain or bloating, you should contact your veterinarian. Lethargy and…

Cat Coughs

…can be used for a similar purpose, although it also allows for the inspection of soft tissues, which x-rays do not. Ultrasound is a particularly useful tool when examining the heart and looking for any possible cardiac problems. When trying to determine the cause of a cats cough, one or more of the above diagnostic procedures will likely be used. Once the underlying condition or causative agent has been identified, an appropriate treatment plant…

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